Gibraltar’s position as a rapidly growing jurisdiction for Funds has been well recognised and ISOLAS have been on the front of this development. Our position within the EU, and the advantage of working within a jurisdiction that is highly regulated, operating internationally recognised and EU standard anti-money laundering and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) conventions, makes Gibraltar a very attractive alternative funds jurisdiction within Europe.
The Gibraltar Experienced Investor Fund (EIF) regime was launched in 2005 and has seen many other jurisdictions follow suit with similar styled products. The speed and ease of set up along with the degree of flexibility that the EIF allows makes it an excellent alternative/hedge fund/private equity/property vehicle.
EIF’s can also be structured as protected cell companies under the Gibraltar Protected Cell Companies Act 2001. This allows for a single corporate body, with an internal ‘umbrella’ structure consisting of any number of subdivisions that allow for the legal segregation of assets and liabilities into different Cells allowing for multiple strategies.
Gibraltar Funds Review
The Gibraltar Funds Review is the fund's team's quarterly newsletter covering relevant and topical issues in the local and global funds industries. Please click below to download pdf versions of the latest newsletters.
Gibraltar Funds Review 1 - February 2011 - Incorporating a Gibraltar fund into a Swiss Regulatory Framework
Gibraltar Funds Review 2 - October 2011 - Role of the Independent Fund Director Post Weavering
Gibraltar Funds Review 3 - May 2012 - Gibraltar's new fund regulations
Gibraltar Funds Review 4 - October 2012 - The Gibraltar Option for Swiss Managers following CISA
Gibraltar Funds Review 5 - January 2013 - Gibraltar as a gateway to Europe for Swiss Asset Managers
Focus on Gibraltar - Interview with Joey Garcia - HFM Week, April 2011
Corporate Governance Practices in the Hedge Fund Industry
Click here to read our latest article relating to Gibraltar Funds The AIFM Directive - Potential Benefits of a European Domicile as well as the funds team's recent observations on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive
A recent decision of the Supreme Court in Gibraltar has brought the issue of Directors' duties in the corporate and funds context into sharp focus - read more analysis by clicking the following link
Fund Judgment brings Gibraltar Directors Duties into Focus
ISOLAS have advised private clients, family offices and an international base of investment managers on the structuring and set up of Gibraltar based fund solutions. We are regarded as one of the leading Fund teams in Gibraltar, offering a first class and personal service while also developing synergies with our clients in the Funds sector.
Our team is able to advise on all aspects of a fund set up in Gibraltar and to assist in taking any project from concept through to launch and beyond as well as being able to act as a central reference point for all counterparties to make the procedure seamless. ISOLAS have also advised international firms on Gibraltar fund related issues, and on the promotion of collective investment schemes in Gibraltar as well as the effect of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive.
All UCITS directives are fully implemented into Gibraltar law and Gibraltar will shortly be transposing the UCITS IV directive into law. This is expected to generate growth in the Gibraltar UCITS sphere.